Recruitment at The Mary Rose

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Jobs at The Mary Rose

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Head of Marketing

Hours / contract:  Full-Time / Permanent

Location:  Portsmouth

The Mary Rose Trust is responsible for conserving and displaying the Mary Rose hull and her unique collection of artefacts for this and future generations.  It is also responsible for developing the museum as a world-class visitor experience and as a scientific and educational resource. 

The charity is now seeking to appoint a Head of Marketing to be responsible for budgeted ticket and group/trade sales, through optimum pricing, promotions, marketing initiatives and programming.  The post holder will ensure the customer visitor experience is excellent and the needs of different customer segments are met.  The role scope will vary from big picture strategic planning to hands on marketing activities.  Working closely with the Head of PR you will ensure good publicity for the Mary Rose through traditional and digital media, ensuring maximum and profitable ticket sales.

To succeed in this role, you will need to demonstrate:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in a marketing leadership role.
  • Track record of managing tickets and promotional partnerships that drive profitability
  • Experience of working with limited budgets
  • Experience of working with external marketing agencies
  • Ability to analyse business data and draw evidenced conclusions for implementation
  • Experience of working in multifunctional teams, managing staff and operating budgets of up to £1m
  • Background within the visitor attraction/heritage industry is not essential but highly desirable

The ideal candidate will have a degree or equivalent qualifications and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.  You will be an innovative and results focused individual who has the ability to juggle multiple priorities and be able to motivate a successful team.

This is a unique opportunity to make a difference for a national icon. To apply, please submit your CV and supporting statement as soon as possible to quoting our reference JO1648.


Closing date for applications: 15 April 2019

1st Interview date: 26 April 2019

2nd Interview date: 2 May 2019


Join our award-winning team of volunteers

‘Being a volunteer is a privilege to be able to share knowledge of the Mary Rose to a large variety of visitors from all over the World.  It is interesting, fun and tremendously satisfying to be part of the team.’

Buggy Driver


We are currently recruiting a number of new Volunteer Buggy Drivers to assist those with mobility needs by driving between the entrance of the Historic Dockyard and the Mary Rose.  As a member of our team, full training will be provided.

One of our regular drivers had the following to say about driving the buggy: -

‘I had recently retired and was looking for an interest to fill my time.  I volunteer for the Mary Rose Museum as a buggy driver two days a week days.  It has given me the opportunity to meet visitors from all over the World and all walks of life.  I love to chat to them and listen to their enthusiasm regarding their Mary Rose experience.’

If you are over the age of 21, hold a full, clean driving licence, interested in volunteering at the Mary Rose and available from 09:45am-17:30 for at least one day each week, we would love to hear from you.

Welcome Volunteers


Work alongside our friendly Guest Relations Team at the entrance to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, you will meet and greet visitors and engage with them in making the most of their visit, including signposting to what is on that day.  You will also have the opportunity to assist with manning the information desk.

As part of our training scheme you will undergo an initial induction and full support and ongoing training will also be provided.

Interested in volunteering?

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with us, are aged over the age of 16 and available from 09:45am-17:30 for at least one day each week we would like to hear from you. 

Fill out this form, and let us know you are interested. Our volunteer coordinator will be in touch within a few days.